Dying and Death.

he study of death is called:

A. epistemology B. teleology

C. theology D. thanatology

2. ______ euthanasia allows death to occur by withholding or removing treatments that would

prolong life.

A. Passive B. Involuntary

C. Voluntary D. Active

3. A legal document that states an individual’s wishes regarding medical care (such as refusal of

“heroic measures” to prolong his or her life in the event of terminal illness) in case the person

becomes incapacitated and unable to participate in decisions about his or her medical care is known

as a:

A. testament B. living will

C. death wish D. none of these

4. The survivors of a loved one’s death most likely to feel isolated are those whose loved one:

A. died from AIDS B. died in war

C. died from suicide D. died by euthanasia

5. More ______attempt suicide but more ______succeed at suicide.

A. males; females B. females; males

C. elderly people; young people D. young people; elderly people

6. Which of the following ethnic groups has the highest suicide rate?

A. Native American B. White American

C. Asian American D. Hispanic American

7. According to the statistics cited in your textbook, the fastest growing suicide rate is occurring


A. White women B. young Hispanics

C. Asian men D. Black women

8. What do members of these professions: dentists, artists, machinists, auto mechanics, and

carpenters, have in common?

A. lower than average suicide rates B. rates equal to the average for suicide

C. higher than average suicide rates D. none of these

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9. Suicide rates are highest during which periods of the lifespan?

A. adolescence and late adulthood B. young adulthood and middle age

C. middle age and late adulthood D. late childhood and middle age

10. An estimated 7 million people have experienced an event commonly precipitated by medical

illness, traumatic accident, surgical operation, childbirth, or drug ingestion, in which, after being

pronounced clinically dead, they have the sensation of leaving their bodies and undergoing

otherworldly experiences before being resuscitated. This is known as:

A. brain death B. terminal drop

C. near-death experience D. a spiritual awakening

11. When an individual resists acknowledging the reality of impending death, this refers to which of

Kübler-Ross’ stages of dying?

A. anger B. depression

C. denial D. bargaining

12. When a dying individual asks, “Why me?” and makes life difficult for friends, family, and

medical personnel with little justification, this most likely refers to which of Kübler-Ross’ stages of


A. anger B. depression

C. denial D. bargaining

13. According to the statistics cited in your textbook, for the majority of people in the United States,

where does death occur?

A. at home B. in a nursing home

C. in a hospital D. in a hospice

14. The socially established manner of displaying signs of sorrow over a person’s death is known


A. grief B. mourning

C. bereavement D. anticipatory grief

15. According to the statistics cited in your textbook, what proportion of people who are widowed

each year still suffer from serious depression a year or more later?

A. one-half B. one-third

C. one-quarter D. three-quarters

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